5 Tips to Create a Strong Antagonist

Today's post is part of a two-post collaboration with the wonderful Benet Stoen. She approached me a couple of weeks ago to combine our minds on the age old protagonist/antagonist challenge. Plenty of people offer advice on how an antagonist should be credible, or how a protagonist shouldn't be perfect. So if you'd like to … Continue reading 5 Tips to Create a Strong Antagonist

The five things your novel is missing that you never thought about

Never have I ever come across so many pieces of advice on writing fiction than when I joined all social media platforms under the title 'author'. Every single person you encounter can tell you what is wrong with your novel, how your clichΓ©s are too much, how your characters are too predictable, how you are … Continue reading The five things your novel is missing that you never thought about

Why I prioritised things I knew wouldn’t make the final draft

In other words, why I spent hours mapping, researching, and designing Asile. This is the country where Laila was born and the kingdom Eleri will one day rule. So why is it that I spent so much time and energy creating it, if all of Book One is spent somewhere else? Despite it being Eleri's … Continue reading Why I prioritised things I knew wouldn’t make the final draft